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How Much Is A DJ Set Really Worth?

Record digging and stamp collecting have a lot in common these days. The advent of Discogs and the ubiquity of the internet have created a commonly accessible market for vinyl records that’s standardized prices in a way that simply didn’t exist years ago. Rare records that might not have had well-known prices in the pre-Internet age are now fetching significant dough both on the connected second hard market and in specialty record stores around the world.

Many of our favorite DJs are “diggers” who pride themselves on playing these obscure, rare and otherwise prohibitively expensive vinyl cuts. But what do their sets really cost? What is the price of good taste? We here at Telekom Electronic Beats feel that it’s never been easier to buy your way into having a perfect record collection. To assist you in this endeavor (and also to marvel at the price of records in general), we’ve created this new column in which we conveniently tracklist popular mixes, display average Discogs prices for each song and provide a sum total amount for the whole mix. For this inaugural edition we selected an NTS Radio mix by digging savants Floating Points and Four Tet. Listen below and follow along. Scroll on for individual prices, Discogs links and the overall sum.

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Coalition – Odyssey Green

44,22 €

Seattle Pure Dynamite – I Wonder Love

19,46 €

Karin Jones – Here I Go Again

108,35 €

Tatsuro Yamashita – Windy Lady

34,48 €

Lillian Alexander – A Dream Without You

26,54 €

Ronald Mesquita – Balanca Pema

13,88 €

The Heartstoppers – Where Does The Love Go

133,76 €

The Fantasy – Summer Night In Harlem

14,93 €

King Sporty & The Root Rockers – Get Down

46,00 €

Peter King – Ijo Olomo

115,41 €

Michael Bundt – The Brain Of Oskar Panizza

42,40 €

Quince – REM

19,73 €

Maurice Jnr – That Good Thing

22,98 €

Betty Wright – Show You Girl

13,11 €

Camille Bob & The Lollipops – Got To Get Away

24,80 €

Eumir Deodato – Os Grilos

15,58 €

Novos Baianos – O Samba Da Minna Terra

69,88 €

Jean Luc Ponty – Computer Incantations For World Peace

35,00 €

Electric Prunes – Holy Are You

19,90 €

Ujima – I’m Not Ready

410,00 €

Solar Plexus – Torso

77,59 €

Marilia Medalha – O Bem Do Mar

38,00 €

The Ensemble Al Salaam – Optimystical

168,45 €


1514,45 €

Published October 29, 2016.